It’s not just established acts who play at the world’s biggest heavy metal festival in Wacken. The Metal Battle features up-and-coming acts from around the world. Walkways from Israel finished runners-up at the 2015 contest.
The 1,800-person village of Wacken in northern Germany will soon be welcoming 80,000 metalheads and 160 bands for three days of headbanging and beer. Here's what's new at this year's festival.
The world's biggest heavy metal festival is held in the German village of Wacken. Nearly 80,000 metalheads get together each year to break records in headbanging. Here's a guide to everything you need to know.
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Legendary bands like Iron Maiden and Steel Panther are headlining at Wacken Open Air this year. But just as exciting is the festival's international Metal Battle, bringing together metalheads from China to the Caribbean.
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